Hotel Del Coronado, California

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On a recent visit to San Diego I treated myself to a stay at the famous Hotel Del Coronado.  Right on the beach, within walking distance to downtown, The Del offers history, architectural beauty and all of the amenities of a big resort hotel.

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Clayton’s Coffee Shop on Orange Avenue downtown is a perfect retro diner with fantastic food, friendly service and the best place to grab breakfast after a good, long, early morning walk on Coronado Beach.

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Strolling down the main thoroughfare, Orange Avenue, are a variety of interesting specialty shops including Wag’n Tails with a great assortment of pooch accessories.  I stopped in my tracks when I looked in their window and couldn’t keep myself from thinking “How much is that doggie in the window?”

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Many of the homes of former naval aviators stationed at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado have been marked by the Coronado Historical Association with a plaque recognizing their service.

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While noodling around on my own I found so many gorgeous properties with beautiful landscapes.

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I was a little bit surprised to see Tudor style homes among the palm trees.

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The main lobby at The Del is truly spectacular.

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Can’t wait to return to the magic of The Del.